Sila National Park

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Parco Nazionale della Sila
IUCN category II (national park)
Lago Ariamacina.jpg
Lake Ariamacina, Sila National Park
Map showing the location of Parco Nazionale della Sila
Map showing the location of Parco Nazionale della Sila
Sila
Location of park
Location Calabria
Nearest city Crotone
Coordinates 39°22′34″N 16°35′31″E / 39.37611°N 16.59194°E / 39.37611; 16.59194Coordinates: 39°22′34″N 16°35′31″E / 39.37611°N 16.59194°E / 39.37611; 16.59194
Area 736.95 km2 (284.54 sq mi)
Established 1997
Governing body Ministero dell'Ambiente
Official website

Sila National Park was established in 1997 and covers about 74,000 ha of charming and wild areas in Calabria. Besides offering exciting landscapes stretching out towards Pollino, Aspromonte, Etna, the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea, it is also characterized by the presence of several rural and tourist villages and a very rich artistic and cultural heritage. Its highest mountains are Mt. Botte Donato (1,928m), in Sila Grande, and Mt. Gariglione (1,764m) in Sila Piccola.

References[edit]

  • Yearbook of the Italian Parks 2005, edited by Comunicazione in association with Federparchi and the Italian State Tourism Board ISBN 88-7585-011-9

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